As geometers, equipped only with compasses and straight-edge, we enter the two-dimensional world of the representation of form. A link is forged between the most concrete (form and measure) and the most abstract realms of thought. By seeking the invariable relationships by which forms are governed and interconnected we bring ourselves into resonance with universal order. By re-enacting the genesis of these forms we seek to know the prinviples of evolution. And by thus raising our own patterns of thought to these archetypal levels, we invite the force of these levels to penetrate our mind and thinking.

Robert Lawlor, Sacred Geometry.